The South Eastern Section of the Royal Flying Doctor Service has updated its advice and procedures following the publication of a new snakebite study. The Australian Snakebite Project is the most comprehensive ever carried out, involved over 1500 patients and collated snakebite data from the past 10 years (2005-15).
Sun 22 Oct 2017 06:00. 25 BSAR searchers joined a search for a missing woman near Tyers Junction in Gippsland. The missing woman was found by a DELWP vehicle involved in the search and brought to the search base at Caringal Scout Camp. She was in good health but hungry after a night out in the bush.
Fri 15 Sep 2017. 18:05 A search call-out was issued for a missing person on Mount Bogong. A North-East BSAR team of three ascended Staircase spur during the night.
Sat 16 Sep 2017.
Sixteen BSAR searchers departed from Melbourne by bus at 2 a.m and met another two North East members at search base at Mount Beauty Police Station.
Six BSAR teams and Police SAR members ascended Mount Bogong, searched all day then camped out overnight in tents and huts. Conditions on ridges and slopes were icy. There were concerns about avalanche hazard due to recent snowfall and wind.